Team

Management and Administration


Adriana Niculescu
Co-Founder and Director

Adriana has more than 12 years experience as a pre-school and kindergarten teacher. She writes children`s poetry and composes songs. She has worked in American, Romanian and Swiss schools and always dreamt of opening an innovative childcare center, where she could implement her creative vision. Adriana holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and speaks English, Romanian, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian and German.

Mandy Wiswedel
Co-Director

Mandy has been working with children, parents and young adults for more than 10 years. The young and old alike are very dear to her. Stimulating them and seeing them through their path is her calling. With her great communication abilities and soft skills, Mandy organizes and leads our daily operations and is a key person on our team. Mandy speaks German and English.

Tara Mathien
Advisor

Tara Mathien is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program at Harper College, USA. Currently, Tara is completing her PhD in ECE and advises the KiddieLand Team on curriculum and education topics.


Michaela Branca
Chef and Kitchen Administrator

Michaela has many years of experience preparing dishes for foodies of all ages. It’s a passion she developed over time. Some years ago, it even led her to opening and running her own restaurant in Winterthur. Today, Michaela is in charge of sourcing the high-quality, bio and local ingredients, which she than turns into delicious dishes that our children and team members love.



Sweethearts Group

Sheila Santomé
German Nursery Teacher

Jenni Bryant
English Teacher

Sandra Hermann
Intern



Wiggles Group

Wenka Goemleksiz
German Pre-school Teacher

Jena Portmann
English Teacher

Edyta Wrobel
Intern



Sweetpeas Group

Nina Schunck
German Teacher

Maria Romero de Avila
English Teacher

Jing Rochman
Intern